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Update Regarding Child Safety Alert

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The North Syracuse Central School District was recently notified that a student who was approached by the driver of a suspicious vehicle in the Bear Villa neighborhood on Monday, January 12, is actually a high school student at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office originally reported the incident as involving a Liverpool High School student because the area in which the occurrence happened borders both districts and has a Liverpool address.

The Sheriff’s Office will be issuing a revised statement in the near future but in the meantime, officials from the Liverpool and North Syracuse Central School Districts are working together to provide the community with the most accurate information.

Liverpool Central School District residents should be aware that on Monday morning, January 12, a Cicero-North Syracuse High School student was approached by a suspicious vehicle between 6:50 and 7:00 a.m. while walking to her bus stop. The driver of the vehicle engaged the student and asked her if she wanted a ride. The student described the vehicle as a yellow colored sedan with rounded bumpers that were slightly tarnished. She further described the operator of the vehicle as an older white male with glasses and possibly wearing a leather jacket. The vehicle was last seen traveling on Thunderbird Road towards Bear Road.

“I encourage our parents, guardians and teachers to remind students to be cautious when approached by a stranger and to not get into a vehicle with someone they do not know,” said LCSD Superintendent of Schools Mark F. Potter. “Please also remind students that if they are approached by a stranger they should immediately report the incident to an adult.”

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to look into the incident and would like to identify and speak to the vehicle’s driver or anyone aware of the situation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by sending an email to or by calling 425-2111.

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